SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- "In Your Right Mind," a weekly behavioral health radio program that features in-depth roundtable discussions of today's behavioral health headlines, aired an informative show, "U-47700: The Deadly New Drug," on Sunday, March 12 at 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on Talk Radio 790 AM KABC in Los Angeles. The broadcast discussed the severity of the opioid U-47700 [also known as U-4, Pink or Pinky], how the drug resurfaced and how it's already wreaked havoc on many American families. The show was hosted by Program Producer Kristina Kuestner and Dr. Tonmoy Sharma, Chief Executive Officer of Sovereign Health, who provided in-depth medical and clinical expertise.
One of Sunday's panelists was Michael Lynch, M.D., the Medical Director at the Pittsburgh Poison Center and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine Divisions of Adolescent and Pediatric Emergency Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine. Another panelist was Joann Schulte, DO, MPH, whom works as the Director of Health at the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health Wellness as well as an Associate Professor at The Department of Epidemiology and Population Health.
"U-47700 is a drug created by The Upjohn Company in the 70s, which has a chemical structure similar to morphine but is considered to be much more potent," said Ms. Schulte. "The structure of the molecules of the drug was published, and in the last several years chemists in other countries synthesized the drug. These chemists began selling it online, and people have been purchasing the drug."
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About "In Your Right Mind"
"In Your Right Mind" is a weekly behavioral health radio show that covers various topics each week, including mental health disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and addiction/dual diagnosis disorders. Dr. Tonmoy Sharma and Kristina Kuestner are the hosts of the show. In addition, each program will feature guest speakers throughout the United States participating in a roundtable discussion about headlines in behavioral health. The mission of "In Your Right Mind" is to raise awareness about behavioral health issues that get people talking. The hour-long show airs every Sunday at 5 p.m. PDT on Talk Radio 790 KABC Los Angeles. "In Your Right Mind" is produced in conjunction with Sovereign Health, a leading national provider of behavioral health treatment services. For more information, visit www.inyourrightmind.com.
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